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Monitor Log: 26 June 1862

Remarks June 26 1862


Commences & till 4 AM

Wind West & light. weather clear & pleasant                                   

Geo. Frederickson



4 to 8 AM

Wind & weather same. 6.30 St[eame]r Metamora went alongside of

the wharf at city p[oin]t                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Flye



8 to Meridian

Wind S.W & pleasant weather 11 AM St[eame]r Metamora went down

the river                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E.V. Gager



Meridian to 4 P.M

Wind & weather same                                                                       

Louis Stodder



4 to 6 P.M

Wind N & clear pleasant weather.  5.30 the Port Royal arrived

from Jamestown Island                                                                                                          

Geo. Frederickson



6 to 8 PM

Light airs from the West & clear weather.  at 7 PM got underweigh

in company with St[eame]rs Galena Aroostook Maratanza Mahaska Jacob Bell Southfield Satellite Island Belle & Stepping Stones. Port Royal & Delaware leading & proceeded up towards the Appomattox River                                                                                   

William Flye



8 to Midnight

Calm & clear weather.  At 9 P.M after much difficulty succeeded

in crossing the bar & and proceeded up the river. fired our Biernay15 sec[ond] Bosman

shell.  10.50 arrived off the mouth of the Port Walthall creek & found that the

vessels in advance had met with sharp shooters & obstructions & had come

to a stand unable to proceed further. Came to anchor near.  to be able to offer assistance, 12 PM the Maratanza remained a ground & detains the fleet                      

E.V. Gager